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EU to Deliver Its Package to Save Iran Nuclear Deal Friday

  • EU to Deliver Its Package to Save Iran Nuclear Deal Friday
    by http://ifpnews.com/
    European countries will provide Iran with a package to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Friday during a ministerial meeting of Iran and the P4+1, an Iranian official said.

    The Friday meeting will be held in Vienna as the first of its kind after the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA. The package is aimed at convincing the Islamic Republic to remain in the nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, a report by ISNA said.

    Iran and the three European states (France, Germany, and the UK) began their talks to preserve the JCPOA immediately after US president Donald Trump’s decision to exit the multi-national deal. After a short while, Russia and China joined the talks within the framework of the JCPOA Joint Commission.

    Now, after two months of various meetings held at the level of experts and political directors in Brussels and Vienna, the European states are expected to deliver their support package to Iran with the aim of guaranteeing the country’s benefits under the nuclear deal. The expert-level talks among Iran and the three European states began after a meeting between the countries’ foreign ministers in Brussels on May 14. Then, the joint commission of the JCPOA convened for the first time at the level of deputy ministers in Vienna on May 25.

    Before the US withdrawal, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed in at least 11 reports that Iran has remained fully faithful to its commitments under the JCPOA. After the US withdrawal, the IAEA released a new report retreating Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal.

    A main feature of the new package which distinguishes it from previous packages delivered to Iran at various political and diplomatic points is that it has been built on the results of several expert-level meetings by delegations from the involved sides including all economic, financial, nuclear and political considerations.

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Iran to Meet World Leaders in Vienna to Save Nuclear Deal

  • Iran to Meet World Leaders in Vienna to Save Nuclear Deal
    by https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast
    The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

    The top diplomats of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will join Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Austrian capital, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported, for their first talks together on the deal since Washington pulled out earlier this year.

    During the meeting the ministers will discuss an “incentive package” the European Union is offering to try to persuade Iran to stay in the agreement, IRNA reported. The meeting will seek “solutions to preserve the Iran nuclear deal after the illegal U.S. action to withdraw,” it said, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). The announcement came with President Hassan Rouhani in Europe to rally support for the deal.

    Iran will continue to respect its nuclear agreement with world powers as long as its interests are preserved, President Rouhani said yesterday in a speech in Switzerland, Reuters reported.

    The United States withdrew in May from the 2015 agreement, under which world powers agreed to lift sanctions on Iran in return for curbs to its nuclear program. Iran has asked European countries to offer new economic measures to offset the impact of a return of U.S. sanctions.

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US And Israel Form “Working Group” To Overthrow Iran Government

  • US And Israel Form “Working Group” To Overthrow Iran Government
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    When economic protests quickly turned into widespread anti-regime protests engulfing some 75 mostly provincial cities and towns across Iran in late December and into January, we took note of the State Department’s brazen pro-revolutionary rhetoric calling for “elements inside of Iran” to lead a “transition of government”  in spokesperson Heather Nauert’s own words (echoing prior statements by then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson).

    We posed the question then, and raised it again with renewed unrest in Tehran and the southern city of Khorrmashahr over this past week: are we witnessing regime change agents hijacking economic protests?

    Indeed a high level joint US-Israeli “working group” has been meeting for months with just this goal in mind as Axios confirms in a bombshell new report“Israel and the United States formed a joint working group a few months ago that is focused on internal efforts to encourage protests within Iran and pressure the country’s government.”

    Israeli journalist Barak Ravid reports for Axios that, “Two Israeli officials told me the team was formed as a part of the U.S.-Israeli framework document on countering Iran,” noting the team has met “several times during the last few months” and it has oversight by none other than John “Bomb Iran” Bolton and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat.


    With the 2015 Obama-brokered JCPOA now in tatters after the US pullout, and with the Assad government emerging victorious after a seven year proxy war largely aimed by Western allies at rolling back Iranian influence in the Levant, it appears the White House stands ready to bring the Syria model of covert destabilization to Syria.

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.jpost.com/Diplomacy-and-Politics/Adelson-US-should-drop-atomic-bomb-on-Iran-329641

Genocidally insane Zionist-Illuminist, Synagogue of Satan! Who is threatening who with nuclear annihilation? Click on image for article!

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Trump To Torpedo Deep State By Releasing 9/11 Information … Implicating Clintons, Bushes & Mueller?

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UN: Israel’s Formal Annexation of West Bank Imminent

  • Israel’s Formal Annexation of West Bank Imminent
    by PressTV, Published on Jul 2, 2018
    A United Nations expert says Israel has taken measures in violation of international law that would allow it to formally annex the West Bank. “After years of creeping Israeli de facto annexation of the large swathes of the West Bank through settlement expansion, the creation of closed military zones and other measures, Israel appears to be getting closer to enacting legislation that will formally annex parts of the West Bank,”

    UN legal expert Michael Lynk said. He made the remarks ahead of Monday’s United Nations Human Rights Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “This would amount to a profound violation of international law, and the impact of ongoing settlement expansion on human rights must not be ignored,” Lynk added. Lynk, who is the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, also expressed alarm about the deterioration of human rights in the Israeli occupied territories. He traveled to Jordan’s capital, Amman, last week to collect information for a report he plans to present to the UN General Assembly 73rd session in October.

    He worked out of Amman because Israel denied him entry into the West Bank. “This is my third mission to the region since I assumed the mandate in May 2016, and the reports I received this week have painted the bleakest picture yet of the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,” he said, referring to Israeli restrictions on Palestinian movement in the West Bank, night raids and the lack of building permits. He also said the situation of the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar attests to Israel’s policy of forced relocation. “Its residents are living in a coercive environment that may lead to forcible transfer, not knowing where they may find themselves in the coming months and not knowing if they will be living in a place where they are able to continue their traditional way of life,” he said.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/UN-expert-Israel-moving-closer-to-formal-West-Bank-annexation-561314

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https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243090

Modern Ashkenazi Jews (90+% of modern Jewry), are NOT semitic people and are NOT the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. Click on image for article.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180228-israel-justice-minister-urges-annexation-of-most-of-west-bank/

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Government-okays-bill-that-advances-West-Bank-annexation-543619

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/netanyahu-settlement-annexation-being-discussed-with-u-s-1.5810341

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http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Likud-central-body-to-push-for-annexation-of-entire-West-Bank-520272

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5382207/Israels-Netanyahu-says-discussing-settlement-annexation-U-S.html

ie. Annexation of West Bank. Click on image for article.

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US Endorsement of MKO Terrorist Organization

  • PressTV Published on Jul 2, 2018
    The Mujahedeen Khalq terrorist organization: responsible for assassinating a large number of Iranian citizens and officials since the 1979 victory of the Islamic Revolution. It is also notorious for being a cult. Nevertheless, some US officials attended its gathering, endorsing the group as an alternative to the Iranian government. Ironically, the group has American blood on its hands.

Image: MKO/MEK is just one of many terrorist organizations, that despite being listed by the US State Department as such, still receives weapons, training, cash, and political support from the US government. This is a pattern seen repeated in Libya and most recently in Syria – each case spun and excused with a myriad of lies wrapped in false, constantly shifting narratives.

https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/813213099427827712

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https://www.rt.com/usa/316558-us-training-jihadists-dick-black/

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https://www.rt.com/usa/379119-tulsi-gabbard-terrorists-syria/

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http://ibankcoin.com/flyblog/2017/07/24/tulsi-gabbard-us-addicted-regime-change-cia-funded-armed-al-qaeda-syria/

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http://theantimedia.org/tulsi-gabbard-plan-refugee-crisis/

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http://theantimedia.org/congresswoman-us-arming-isis/

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http://theantimedia.org/congresswoman-us-funds-isis-syria/

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http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Game-Unleash-Fundamentalist-American/dp/0805081372

Who is behind Muslim Fundamentalism & Terrorism? Western Illuminist governments and their intelligence agencies! It is deliberate and not a miscalculation as Dreyfuss asserts! They are still owned by the western Illuminati.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Affairs-Britains-Collusion-Radical/dp/1846687640#_

In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.

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Prof Not Ruling Out That ‘Fragmentation of EU & NATO is on the Horizon’

  • Prof Not Ruling Out That ‘Fragmentation of EU & NATO is on the Horizon’
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The Pentagon has commissioned a study on the consequences of withdrawing US forces from Germany. Speaking to Sputnik, Dr. Germano Dottori, a professor of strategic studies at Luiss University in Rome, outlined the broader significance of the study, and what Trump’s vision means for Washington’s NATO allies.

    Sputnik: What was it that drove Washington to reassess the cost of stationing troops in Germany now? Should this be a matter of concern for the US’s NATO allies?

    Germano Dottori:
    I think the White House is looking for options. It’s not a mystery that President Trump advocates for a different US posture in world affairs; he is not a confrontational president, at least not vis-à-vis Russia. He relies more on the economic strength of America than on the US forward military presence.


    Yes, the attitude [toward NATO] is a problem to all those who still look at international security as if we were living in Cold War times. These days are now over. New realities are emerging, in my opinion.

    Sputnik: Should it be a matter of concern for US allies in NATO though
    Germano Dottori: I think it could be perceived as a problem, because the European integration process was set in motion during the Cold War era, when the United States provided the Europeans with a strong, uncontested leadership. Now that leadership is over; it’s opened a new competition for leadership in Europe.


    Each country in Europe is called on to make a choice. The choice will be based in each state on its own national interest, and these interests are competing. So it’s not to be ruled out that the fragmentation of Europe and NATO is on the horizon.

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https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+17%3A16&version=NKJV

Revelation 17:3~6, .. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.(a) 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/is-washington-dc-the-city-of-7-hills-the-endtimes-babylon-city-2/

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Israeli Demolition of Entire Palestinian Village Days Away, Villagers Fear

https://972mag.com/israeli-demolition-of-entire-palestinian-village-days-away-villagers-fear/136487/

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10135157/Israel-furious-at-UN-report-detailing-torture-of-Palestinian-children.html

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-government-tortures-children-by-keeping-them-in-cages-human-rights-group-says-9032826.html

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http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.774663

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http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/a-special-place-in-hell/.premium-1.671538

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.679129

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  • Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem!

    Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version)
    Nations Descended from Noah
    1 Now this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood. 2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. 3 The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath,[a] and Togarmah.
https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/ashkenazis-self-styled-jews-are-not-the-descendants-of-the-ancient-israelites/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/former-israeli-soldier-describes-how-idf-troops-do-not-view-palestinians-as-human-beings-9828056.html

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We are trained to not see Palestinians as humans – former IDF soldier!

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page/.premium-1.590048?trailingPath=2.169%2C2.216%2C2.217%2C

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http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/a-good-jew-hates-arabs-1.459832

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http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.530993

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https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-descendents-of-the-biblical-israelites-2/

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  • Sir Gerald Kaufmann (UK Jewish MP):
    “My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed. “My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. ”

    “The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.”

  • He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants “was the reply of the Nazi” and added: “I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.”

‘Israel was born out of Jewish Terrorism! …. They are not simply war criminals. They are fools!’

  • … it turns out the creation of Israel had not, after all, been a haphazard fight in which the Arabs fled their homes at the directives of their own leaders, but it had been an unprovoked, systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Jewish militia involving massacres, terrorism and the wholesale looting of an entire nation.” from 4:22 onwards
  • “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from Israel’s land since 1948—had more Israelite blood than did the Jews. In sum, the vast majority of the Jews were not Jews; some of the Palestinians were. Some of the Palestinians even had a DNA chromosome which established that they were “Cohens”—workers at the ancient Temple and synagogues of the Jews.” – Quote
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/29/the_gatekeepers_in_new_film_ex#.UQf8XvB8aRA.email

Click on image to goto video interview of director Dror Moreh!

“Shalom (Ex ShinBet chief) shocked viewers. He called Israeli occupation no different from Nazi occupied Europe.” – Quote

https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/is-the-star-of-david-a-jewish-or-biblical-symbol-or-an-occult-satanic-symbol/

Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/10059/20131009/dna-samples-confirm-ashkenazi-jews-are-of-european-descent-study.htm

Ashkenazi Khazar Jews are not semitic people and not the real Jews of the Bible! Not the descendents of the 12 sons of Jacob/Israel !Click on image for article!

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Iran Says to Hold Talks with World Powers on Nuclear Deal

  • Iran Says to Hold Talks with World Powers on Nuclear Deal
    by http://www.france24.com/en/
    TEHRAN (AFP) – The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

    The top diplomats of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will join Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Austrian capital, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported, for their first talks together on the deal since Washington pulled out earlier this year.

    During the meeting the ministers will discuss an “incentive package” the European Union is offering to try to persuade Iran to stay in the agreement, IRNA reported. The meeting will seek “solutions to preserve the Iran nuclear deal after the illegal US action to withdraw,” it said. The announcement came with President Hassan Rouhani in Europe to rally support for the deal.

    Rouhani, accompanied by Zarif, was in Switzerland on Tuesday and due to head on Wednesday to Vienna, where the accord was signed in 2015.

    US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the agreement two months ago, to the ire of the other signatories which along with the European Union have continued to back the accord. Iran has warned it is ready to resume uranium enrichment to 20 percent — above the level permitted in the deal — “within days” if the agreement falls apart.

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Iranian President Visits Europe to Rally Nuclear Deal Support

  • Iranian President Visits Europe to Rally Nuclear Deal Support
    by , http://www.newsweek.com/
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani embarked Monday on a trip to Europe to bolster assurances that Europe would continue to support the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal.

    Rouhani will stay in Bern, Switzerland, for two days before traveling to Vienna. The Iranian president will meet with Swiss Federal President Alain Berset and top Austrian officials during his trip, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will also speak with Swiss government officials.

    Rouhani’s trip follows shifting international relations that have seen rifts emerge between the U.S. and Europe on a number of topics, such as trade policy, the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal. Since the U.S. withdrew from the accord in early May, Iranian leaders have pushed to take measures that ensure the agreement’s survival and compensate for reinstated U.S. sanctions.

    The trip will be an “opportunity to talk about the future of the agreement,” Rouhani said before leaving Iran, Agence France-Presse reported.

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US WTO Exit Would Mean Trade War ‘Like We Haven’t Seen Since the 1930s’ – PhD

  • US WTO Exit Would Mean Trade War ‘Like We Haven’t Seen Since the 1930s’ – PhD
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    The US is mulling abandoning rules outlined by the World Trade Organization with a bill dubbed the ‘Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act’. If passed, the bill would give the president authority to raise tariffs without Congressional approval. Speaking to Sputnik, economics professor Pushan Dutt offered some surprising insight on US dependence on trade.

    Sputnik: What chances does the Trump administration have with this initiative? How likely is Congress to approve it?
    Pushan Dutt:
    I think this is the most serious play seen so far. It started as a threat to impose tariffs, then it led to a trade skirmish, and if the Trump administration starts withdrawing from the WTO it would be a full-blown trade war the likes of which we have not seen since the 1930s.


    This would lead to tremendous uncertainty in the global economy. All countries would be affected; it’s a massive lose-lose situation. The thing which has been holding things together when Trump has been negotiating NAFTA or engaged in the dispute with China and the European Union is that the WTO’s rules have been regarded as sacrosanct. If they are no longer sacrosanct, all bets are off.

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Doubts Raised Over Merkel Compromise on Border Controls

  • Doubts Raised Over Merkel Compromise on Border Controls
    by  in Berlin, https://www.theguardian.com/international
    Junior partner in coalition has previously objected to plan, and Austria may retaliate

    A plan for a new border regime in southern Germany, struck on Monday night by Angela Merkel and her hardline interior minister to defuse a bitter row in the coalition government, is coming under heavy scrutiny.

    The border deal, hailed by the German chancellor as a “good compromise”, foresees setting up so-called transit centres on the country’s southern border, where asylum seekers who have already been registered in other EU countries will be held until they can be sent back to those countries.

    Like “airside” areas at international airports, the centres would be located on German soil in geographical but not legal terms, making it easier to deport people held in them.

    The interior minister, Horst Seehofer, had threatened to resign over the issue of immigration on Sunday night, but the deal has allowed Merkel to avert a fallout between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its sister party in Bavaria, the Christian Social Union (CSU). However, critics say the scheme is at worst unworkable and at best merely moves the political crisis to another part of the coalition.

    The transit centre scheme was proposed in 2015 by a CSU politician, Stephan Mayer, but was rejected in the strongest terms by the Social Democratic party (SPD), then and now a junior partner in Merkel’s grand coalition government.

    Three years on, the centre-left SPD, wary of fresh elections, may feel less inclined to provoke a new crisis, but it could again reject the proposal at a meeting with members of Merkel’s bloc in Berlin on Tuesday. The party leader, Andrea Nahles, said on Tuesday morning that she opposed the term “transit centres”.

    The proposal could also shift the political crisis south to Austria, where the government said it could take its own measures to protect its borders. The compromise deal between Merkel and Seehofer suggests refugees arriving at the Austrian-Bavarian border who were first registered in EU states that now refuse to take them back, such as Hungary, should be sent back to Austria.

    At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the Austrian government poured scorn on the proposals. “This agreement does not exist, and to be honest I find it hard to image how such an agreement could come about,” said the interior minister, Herbert Kickl, of the far-right Freedom party.

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Angela Merkel Facing Fresh Migration Crisis as Austria Threatens to Throw Up Border Controls

  • Angela Merkel Facing Fresh Migration Crisis as Austria Threatens to Throw Up Border Controls
    by Jon Stone, https://www.independent.co.uk/
    Austria has threatened to close its borders if Germany’s new policy goes ahead
    Angela Merkel was given a fresh migration crisis headache on Tuesday after a neighbouring government threatened to close its borders in response her new stricter asylum policy. Austria said it would “take measures to protect its borders” if Germany imposed new planned entry restrictions on refugees agreed by Ms Merkel in emergency talks with her own ministers late on Monday night.

    The policy, which would see migrants entering Germany held in centres and potentially sent back to other EU countries if they had already registered somewhere else, is part of a compromise agreed by Ms Merkel with her rebellious right-ring interior minister Horst Seehofer.

    Austria however fears measures to turn back migrants could make it the final destination for more people. Ms Merkel had feared that Germany toughening its stance could cause a wave of border closures across Europe and threaten the integrity of the EU’s passportless Schengen Area.

    “We will be obliged to take measures to avoid disadvantages for Austria and its people,” the Austrian government said in a statement. The statement called for Germany to clarify its position. Under the Schengen agreement countries can impose temporary border controls for security or other reasons.

    Speaking at the European parliament Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for a “paradigm shift in migration” and claimed “a Europe without internal borders” would only be possible “in-the long term” with changes. “We need to focus on the safeguarding of our external borders as the prerequisite for a common border-free Europe,” he said.

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Merkel Migration Deal’s Domino Effect

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  • Merkel Migration Deal’s Domino Effect
    by  AND 7/3/18, https://www.politico.eu/
    Austria and Italy threaten border controls if Berlin goes ahead with chancellor’s plan. Angela Merkel struck a deal on migration that saved her own skin but threw the EU into disarray.

    Within hours of the German chancellor announcing that she and her harshest domestic critic on migration — Interior Minister Horst Seehofer — had reached a compromise to end a standoff that threatened to bring down the government, her neighbors were up in arms.

    Austria and Italy said they plan to reintroduce border controls if Berlin goes ahead with plans to establish so-called transit zones along Germany’s southern border to allow for accelerated deportations of refugees not entitled to seek asylum in the country.

    If they do so, it would put the survival of the EU’s cherished Schengen area of border-free travel at risk. “Should this agreement thus become the German government’s position, we feel compelled to take action … and the federal government is therefore prepared to take special measures to protect our southern borders,” said Austria’s leaders — Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache and Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, the latter two from the far-right Freedom Party — in a statement Tuesday.

    Diplomats said that Merkel’s move could trigger internal border closures across the bloc.

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Germany’s Merkel Avoids Political Crisis by Reaching Immigration Compromise

  • CBS News Published on Jul 3, 2018
    German chancellor Angela Merkel has avoided a major political crisis by negotiating a new immigration deal. This comes after her interior minister threatened to bring down her coalition government if she didn’t negotiate Germany’s immigration policy. CBSN contributor and Signal newsletter writer for GZero Media, Alex Kliment, takes us through the latest.

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July 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , | Comments Off on Germany’s Merkel Avoids Political Crisis by Reaching Immigration Compromise